are the "Doctor Who Hermits United"?
First of all we are NOT an association: no membership fees, no membership
numbers. We are Doctor Who fans... of one or all of his incarnation...
we know the series like the back of our hand or we have "tasted"
only a few bits and pieces of it... We "live" our passion
mainly on the web, thus we could call ourselves a "community".
We are a group of people sharing a common passion.
are we not an association?
Doctor Who phenomenon in Italy is not (yet!) the same huge
phenomenon is in the UK. We do not need a proper fan club, but just
some point of references that could give us the chance of getting
to know each other and exchange our opinions. The web gives us just
that... it doesn't cost anything and it is freely usable in many
ways: mailing list, forum, websites...
this the Italian official Doctor Who website?
No. We don't have any exclusive license nor we are official. We
are a reference website for those who want to know Doctor Who, read
news and have a starting point to begin surfing into the vast world
of the Doctor and the Italian virtual groups focussing on the series.
there an Italian fan club for us to subscribe to?
Not at the moment. This website you're visiting and the virtual
community founded by me, Gabriella Cordone, will never become
an association, but maybe sooner or later a club will be founded
in the future. If that happens and the club will constantly be active,
we will advertise it.
makes an "Hermit" different from any other Doctor Who
"Hermits" are like the Doctor's companions: in order to
be one you have to be more than just a passive spectator, you have
to do something. Create a forum, a website, participate to the discussions
on the mailing list, make your own t-shirt or any other amateur
gadget gifts for your friends, be an artist, a fan-fiction writer,
a cosplayer at conventions, organise get-togethers, build a life-size
Tardis replica... Do anything useful in order to get Doctor Who
known in Italy.
hermits get together only at the "Reunion" conventions?
No. We make the most of the convention organized by STIC and Ultimo
Avamposto, whom we thank for the hospitality, because... well, why
not?! They are already existing conventions attended by many
science-fiction fans who have the opportunity, through us, to know
Doctor Who and its almost-fifty-years-long history. But the
get togethers are growing in number: the second edition of the Doctor
Who Italian Gathering saw more than a hundred attendees in Modena!
Some Hermits went to Lucca Comics, Galacticon, Romics and many more
will go to future events. Indeed there are no limits to when and
where we might meet next time! Our Tardis may land anywhere... anytime!
I buy Doctor Who merchandise from you?
No. We are not engaged in any commercial activity. We can suggest
you some shops (on-line or else) where
to find Doctor Who merchandise. Unfortunately there is not
much in Italy, but something is
out there, and if you come to the get-togethers you can certainly
find some memorabilia.
on this website there is not a complete list of all the Doctor's
The series has an history of almost fifty years: the characters
which had appeared in the hundreds of episodes are so many that
it is not possible to create pages about them in a blink of an eye.
But we are working on it and we regularly add pages focussed on
companions, enemies and aliens of the Doctor Who universe. There
are many websites in English you can also visit, starting from the
you have other questions, please write to: